Here I discuss some introductory issues regarding the gospels, including their status as ancient biographies or portraits of Jesus and the literary relationships among the synoptic gospels. This sets the stage for an historical and literary study of portraits of Jesus in Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John.
This episode is part of series two ("Early Christian Portraits of Jesus") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast, which is connected with the blog of the same name at
March 19, 2009
I found this information interesting and well presented. I nearly quit listening early on because of the intro music under the speaker which I found quite distracting.
On the other hand, I put music with these readings of the Gospels: http://www.archive.org/details/RadioGospelNow